All serial fiction that runs for any length of time eventually faces the challenge of change. Change too much in a serial and you risk damaging or eliminating the qualities that made the serial compelling in the first place. Change too little and you risk creative stagnation and audience boredom. It’s a fine line that […]
According to a press release from Nickelodeon outlining their plans for Toy Fair, holiday 2006 sales propelled Dora the Explorer into the number one slot as the year’s top toy license. In addition to introducing new licensing partners CDI/Jakks, Mega Bloks, RC2 and Imperial Toy at this year’s trade show, Nick plans to showcase new […]
Dora the Explorer Takes the Lead as Sales Growth Elevates Property to Megabrand Status as Number One Toy License in 2006 Dora Breaks New Ground in 2007 with Expanded Products and Play Patterns Nickelodeon Debuts New Product Lines for Hit Series’ Go, Diego, Go!, The Backyardigans, Avatar: The Last Airbender and SpongeBob SquarePants as CDI/Jakks, […]
The final list of candidates for the American Anime Awards has been announced: Best Actor Johnny Yong Bosch (Akira, Bleach, Eureka 7) Crispin Freeman (Hellsing Ultimate, Noein, Revolutionary Girl Utena) Richard Hayworth (Rurouni Kenshin) Yuri Lowenthal (Naruto) Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Macross) Best Actress Luci Christian (Princess Tutu) Susan Dalian (Naruto) Mary Elizabeth (Ghost in […]
The Suginami Animation Museum in Tokyo will host an exhibition beginning Feb. 27 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of Shogakukan’s Corocoro Comic manga magazine in 1977. The anthology helped popularize children’s comic phenomenons including Pokemon, Beyblade and Doraemon. Earlier franchises included Kaibutsu-kun and Obake no Q-taro. The free event is aimed at […]
Frank Tanki and Jennifer Tracy have been named vice presidents of Brand Marketing and Digital Promotions Marketing, respectively, at Nickelodeon, the network announced today. Tanki will direct the management of such Nickelodeon brands as SpongeBob SquarePants and Avatar: The Last Airbender, while Tracy will oversee promotions marketing strategies for Nick.com, NickJr.com, ParentsConnect.com and GoCityKids.com. Separately, […]
Even before seeing it, Disney fans are citing many reasons to dislike Cinderella III. It’s another direct-to-video sequel from the Disney studios, joining a crowded field of sequels that range from the pretty good to the nearly unwatchable. It’s also a sequel to one of the studio’s most beloved animated classics, even though the original’s […]
A press release from Corus Kids Television contains programming highlights for March 2007, including the debuts on YTV of Tony Hawk: Boom Boom Sabotage, two Rugrats specials, and the season 2 finale to Avatar the Last Airbender. Strawberry Shortcake will get the spotlight on companion channel Treehouse. Read the full press release here.